I am here to support your community depending on your unique needs. Our time together can be a unique blend of information, and experiential learning.
Let's join hands and explore how we can collaborate to bring positive change and make a difference together.
— A parent who attended a recent event
Beth’s involvement with Tuesday’s Children is deeply personal. Immediately after 9/11, she worked in a social work capacity to support families who lost a loved one during the attacks. Eight years later, Beth’s fiance, CPT Benjamin Skalver, was killed in the Afghanistan war, which began after 9/11.Tuesday’s Children “provides a lifetime of healing for families forever changed by terrorism, military conflict or mass violence”. Beth has and continues to lead support groups and retreats for the Tuesdays Children community , including military families and families affected by 9/11.She also participates in running marathons for the Tuesdays Children team. Come cheer her on for the NYC marathon this November 2023.
Paul Denniston is the founder of Grief Yoga® (for Yoga teachers) and Grief Movement Training (for therapists & counselors), Both of these trainings are designed to guide participants in teaching and supporting their students and clients who struggle with grief and trauma. Throughout the training, participants have the opportunity to process their own stories connected to grief and trauma.Grief Yoga utilizes a cycle of compassionate transformation, incorporating movement, breath, and sound as a means to release pain and reconnect with love. Beth provides guidance and support to students during the teacher training.In Grief Movement Training, participants include therapists, mental health professionals, end-of-life doulas, nurses, and other helping professions.Beth supports and guides these participants as they explore and heal their own grief, while also learning specific structures and techniques to assist their clients.As an assistant to Paul and leader within the organization, Beth provides support and guidance to hundreds of students throughout their course. She continues to offer assistance even after they have completed the training.
The University of Pennsylvania's Health System operates a Memory Center, which offers a Grief Yoga program for caregivers.Caregivers can experience many levels of grief as they take care of their loved ones. In her work with UPENN’s Memory Center, Beth leads monthly sessions for caregivers, whose loved ones have dementia and Alzheimer’s. \Participants explore a theme every month. Through sharing, journaling, and elements of Grief Yoga (which can all be done from a chair) - these sessions provide a much needed space for connection, compassion, and healing.
Beth has 16 years of experience with communities of diverse learning and social and emotional needs as a school social worker. Her experience will meet the needs of your school or community.Recent programs included teaching Whole Health concepts through guiding experiences and teaching tools for Wellness Day at The Frederick Gunn School and Fairfield Preparatory School.Recent speaking engagements:White Plains PTA Council - Beth lead and guided a session “The Multiple Layers of Parenting” Supporting and Guiding families and communities by integrating a 360 Whole Health approach so we can shift from anxiety & disconnect towards peace & connection.MiddleMeets - A community geared towards supporting parents & caregivers of teens. Beth was part of a panel of speakers to address the mental health crisis our teens and families are facing today.HAVYN Health Summit - Beth was invited to participate in a speaker panel where she shared her story, her “why” about her business and and the key factors that contribute to its longevity